Party Sewer Lines
Portland Oregon’s Party Sewer Line Solution
Interlaken, Inc. is also experienced in party sewer line separation, which is an example of a non-conforming sewer line in the City of Portland, OR. A sanitary sewer line that is shared by two or more properties before entering the City of Portland Public Sanitary Sewer Mainline is considered a Party Sewer. The City of Portland has been researching old sewer records and is enforcing the separation of party sewers in the City. As per the City of Portland’s website:“The Non-conforming Sewer Program is a comprehensive plan to replace non-conforming sewer connections with sewer connections that conform with applicable plumbing and city codes. Many people who own property with a non-conforming sewer connection are not aware of it, which can create unexpected public health risks, and legal and financial problems. The failure of a non-conforming sewer pipe can create conflict between property owners, or prevent owners from making improvements on their property. Discovery of a non-conforming sewer during a real estate transaction can jeopardize the sale.”
This is because the City requires that if a sewer problem arises or one of the houses on the party sewer is being sold the lines must be separated. The City of Portland website on non conforming sewers gives a good diagram to better explain what a party sewer is:
Read more about City of Portland non conforming sewers.
Interlaken, Inc. can investigate, provide solutions and supply free estimates to alleviate non-conforming sewers and party sewer issues. We also work closely with the City of Portland to ensure that the homeowner is in complete compliance to current code requirements.